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IATA's Industry Priorities and Targets

IATA’s major priorities for 2018 were set by the association’s Board of Governors during their December 2017 session.​

Transform Distribution and Payment

Reduce Airport and ANSP Charges, Fuel Fees and Taxes

Reduce charges, fees and taxes by a total of US$850m as well as proposed cost increases by 30% for 2018-2019.

End to End Baggage

  • Ensure 100% of IATA members are aware of the requirements of Resolution 753.
  • Develop a voluntary “good baggage practice” certification for airlines, airports and ground handlers.
  • Create a tracking and reporting mechanism for airline compliance with Resolution 753.
  • Develop a standard to increase adoption of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID).

 IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Transformation

  • Increase IOSA recognition by states by securing regulatory changes in at least six countries.
  • Identify implementation vendors and partners for the digital transformation of IOSA.
  • Implement performance monitoring for individual auditors.
  • Conduct oversight audits for 15% of audits and auditors.

Rebalancing the Value Chain

  • Support competition authorities in addressing abuses of market dominance by providers of products and services to the airline industry.
  • Develop an education program for airlines on the negotiation of contracts and transparent payment.

Improving the Regulatory and Legal Environment

  • Value of aviation – support from governments/stakeholders relating to specific regional issues:
    • Africa - Connectivity: approval of regulatory texts for implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration and constitution of implementation committees by three states.
    • LATAM - Infrastructure: statements of support from governments in three key markets and regulatory improvements in three governments.
    • ASPAC - Infrastructure: improvements in three government policies, plans or regulations.
    • Europe - Airspace: commitment from three states to develop a national airspace strategy and two states to complete the development of a strategy.
  • Smarter regulation​: smarter regulation principles used by four governments/international organizations with at least two at regulatory process level.
  • Consumer protection: alignment of regulatory movements to the industry principles in five watch-list countries.
  • Unruly passengers: MP14 ratification by five additional states.
  • MC99: MC99 ratification by three of the top 20 largest air cargo markets not yet to ratify.

Towards a Global Agreement for CNG2020

  • Ensure ICAO’s adoption of implementing rules for CORSIA that take into account airlines’ interests.
  • Ensure that ICAO Council’s decisions will secure sufficient supply of eligible emissions units for aviation.
  • Conduct airline capacity building for CORSIA with at least eight regional workshops.

Commercialization of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

  • Engage in five policy campaigns encouraging deployment of SAF on a commercially viable basis.
  • Implement a SAF deployment tool kit for airlines to use in discussions with airports.


  • Monitor and maintain high levels of membership satisfaction.
  • Attract new members representing at least 0.5% Revenue Tonne Kilometres (RTKM), with an emphasis on New Model Airlines/Low Cost Carriers.

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